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Commonwealth Health Ministers' Update 2009  

Size: A4 (297 mm x 210 mm)
ISSN:
Categories: Commonwealth & Global Affairs, Health

ISBN No: 978-0-85092-872-3

Format: Paperback|  E-book

Publication Date: 06-2009
Number of Pages: 156

Status: Out of print

Price: £ 35.00    [Currency converter]  


Description

Produced for the annual Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting, the Commonwealth Health Ministers’ Update is a central source of information for Ministers on topical health priorities. The theme for the 2009 Meeting is ‘health and climate change: current vulnerabilities and priorities for action.’

 

This accompanying reference book provides comprehensive and essential information on the many important health challenges facing Commonwealth citizens in the 21st century resulting from climate change. With 31 specially conducted country surveys into the impact of climate change on health, complete with full analysis, plus articles from many of the world’s leading experts, this publication gives a valuable overview of the issues and explains the latest thinking in both the private and public sectors.

 

Published for the Commonwealth Secretariat by Pro-Brook Publishing Ltd.

A more recent version of this title is available.

Contents

Foreword: Commonwealth Health Ministers’ Update 2009

 

Introduction: Health and climate change: current risks and future challenges

 

Chapter 1

Climate change and human health by Professor Anthony J McMichael

Supporter’s Feature: What’s working in healthcare reform by Jean P Drouin, Viktor Hediger, Nicolaus Henke, Ludwig Kanzier and Paolo De Santis

Regional Case Study: The impact of climate change on health in the East, Central and Southern African (ECSA) region by Steven V Shongwe

Regional Case Study: Impact of climate change on health and current policy responses in West Africa by West African Health Organization

Supporter’s Feature: The Lilly MDR-TB Partnership: Innovation to fight a disease by Patrizia Carlevaro

 

Chapter 2

The health risks of climate change by Kristie L Ebi and Anthony Nyong

Special Feature: Malaria and climate change by Dr Andrew Karanja Githeko

 

Chapter 3

Developing effective adaptation strategies by Sari Kovats, Mozaharul Alam, Palanitina Tupuimatagi Toelupe and Ahmed Jamsheed Mohamed

Regional Case Study: Climate change its impact and policy responses in the SADC region by Directorate for Social and Human development and Special Programmes, Directorate for Food Agriculture and Natural Resources and Directorate for Infrastructure and Services

 

Chapter 4

Mitigating climate, meeting MDGs, and moderating chronic disease: the health co-benefits landscape by Kirk R Smith and Kalpana Balakrishnan

Sponsored Feature: Environmental aspects of the UK’s National Health Service by Richard Wootton

Special Feature: Climate change and health: a Pacific perspective by Dr Jimmie Rodgers

Sponsored Feature: The evolving face of nutritional needs and assistance – SIGHT AND LIFE’s two decades of humanitarian assistance

Regional Case Study: Climate change and health: current vulnerabilities and priorities for action by Garfield Barnwell and Dr Rudolph Cummings

 

Chapter 5

Responding to the health impacts of climate change in the Commonwealth by Judith Parsons and Victoria Hall

 

Annex: Responses to the Commonwealth Survey on Health and Climate Change

Australia

Barbados

Belize

Botswana

Brunei Darussalam

Cameroon

Canada

Cook Islands

Jamaica

Kenya

Malawi

Malaysia

Malta

Mauritius

Sponsored Feature: Public health and healthcare in the Republic of Mauritius

Nauru

New Zealand

Pakistan

Papua New Guinea

St Lucia

St Vincent and the Grenadines

Samoa

Seychelles

Sierra Leone

Singapore

Sri Lanka

Swaziland

Tanzania

Sponsored Feature: Trinidad and Tobago’s Ministry of Health moves full speed on its transformational plan

Uganda

UK

Vanuatu

 

List of Supporters and Advertisers/Acknowledgements

 

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